Dr Eric Dingwall (1892-1986) was an anthropologist, sexologist, librarian, collector of erotica, conscientious objector, intelligence agent and psychical researcher. As Honorary Assistant Keeper in the Reference Division of the British Library, cataloguing private case material of erotica, sexuality, magic and the paranormal he earned himself him the nickname of "Dirty Ding”. He was the honorary vice-president for The Magic Circle and a founding member of its Occult Committee. The eccentric Dr Dingwall also had a keen interest in horology and his collection of automaton clocks was bequeathed to the British Museum.
He was a leading member of the Society for Psychical Research and travelled widely in Europe and the USA in the 1920s and 30s investigating mediums and approaching the study of the paranormal with a sceptical eye, seeking a high standard of proof and always unafraid of exposing frauds and charlatans.
This talk by librarian Christopher Josiffe, who has been examining Dr Dingwall’s voluminous archives for several years, will focus on his research into ghosts, spirits, spiritualist mediums, disembodied limbs and ectoplasm.
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Disclaimer: All information given is correct at the time of compiling the listings. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.2021-10-30 15:30 2021-10-30 15:30 Europe/London Dr Dingwall's Casebook - A Study of an English Eccentric This talk by librarian Christopher Josiffe, will focus on his research into ghosts, spirits, spiritualist mediums, disembodied limbs and ectoplasm. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/10/30/dr-dingwalls-casebook-a-study-of-an-english-eccentric-274209 Brompton Cemetery,Fulham Road,,London